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Driver Who Crashed Into Tanker Truck Waives Charges for Court

An update on court cases heard by District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet.

The following is an update on court cases heard by District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet in April. McGraw-Desmet oversees Bridgeville and Collier Township.

A Cecil Township man charged with DUI and other crimes after he crashed into a tanker truck in Bridgeville has waived the charges for court.

Devin D. Carter, 38, was arrested Feb. 8 after Bridgeville police said they saw him walking away from the scene of a crash on Bower Hill Road.

Carter is accused of crashing into a tanker truck while driving under the influence of drugs. The truck’s fuel tank ruptured as a result of the crash, spilling diesel onto the roadway and causing traffic delays.

Carter was charged with DUI, carless driving and operating a vehicle without valid inspection.

Five other cases were waived for court in April:

  • Charges of DUI, careless driving and another traffic violation against Ronald Rice, 53, of Bridgeville, were waived for court on April 15. South Fayette Township police charged Rice on Feb. 9.
  • Charges of possession of marijuana, DUI, disorderly conduct and a traffic violation against Tammy Corder, 45, Bridgeville were waived for court on April 22. Bridgeville police charged Corder on Feb. 16.
  • More than a dozen charges against Steven T. Romain, 19, of Carnegie, were waived for court on April 22. Charges include fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, criminal trespass, recklessly endangering another person, driving an unregistered vehicle, and numerous traffic violations. A second charge of fleeing or attempting to allude an officer, and a traffic violation were withdrawn. Collier police filed charged on September 3.
  • Charges of receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana and use or possession of drug paraphernalia against Cody Bean, 20, of Rosslyn Farms, were waived for court on April 22. Collier Township police charged Bean on Feb. 7.
  • Charges of manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to deliver and use or possession of drug paraphernalia against Korey Maccarone were waived to court on April 22. South Fayette Township police charged Maccarone, 19, of Bridgeville, on Oct. 27.

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rose altvater May 06, 2013 at 02:32 PM
Knowing that prison will only make these 3 kids above ^^ worse when they get out, breaks my heart...They will become repeat offenders. How can anything be worth your freedom ? I knew these kids when they were young, happy and hopeful. Wish I could spare them what's to come. Do what you have to do, then live your lives the way you should. No excuses....
Rico Suave June 26, 2013 at 12:56 PM
It would be a wonderul world indeed if everything was that black and white and if living how one 'should' was as simple as a choice. The reality is, is that most likely, those young adults are drug addicts. Although one can choose to do drugs, NOBODY chooses to be an addict. The task of recovering is a lifelong path of constant work if one desires change. DOing time doesn't necessarily make anybody better or worse in relation to addiction. Recitivism rates are bleak because having criminal offenses on one's record often cuts options pertinent to living productively exponentially short. However, though, many people have NEEDED jail time, because the consequences prior to incarceration were simply not enough to make an individual want to change. The tricky thing with drug addiction is that punishing it is futile, especially when you consider that the desire to be sober is useless if it is rooted in EXTERNAL motivations. You can lead a horse to water...Yet, sometimes when people are forced to be in jail, and forced to be sober and really have nothing to do but think about what choices have gotten them there , sometimes THAT in itself leads an addict to pursuit getting well. Only 1 in 10 addicts(alcoholics included) will see one year clean, the other 90% of those people just aren't choosing to live a life of jails, institutions and death, it's not that simple and that's too bad, because often we find that recovering addicts have much potential once the active addiction is removed. The current system that's in place isn't perfect at all and quite frankly, does need changing, but it's the best we've een able to do as a society thus far and until other options are implemented, it DOES employ many, many individuals.

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